Notification at Time of Death

Notifying Us of a Recent Passing

It is imperative to notify the University of Calgary Body Donation Program of a passing as soon as possible, ideally within 24 hours. We must receive the body within 72 hours from the time of death.

Contact

A representative of the program is available 24/7/365 and can be reached by contacting 403-220-6950 and selecting option #1. If the call is time sensitive our contracted funeral service provider, Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services, can be reached directly at 403-216-5111. Please note we are only able to discuss sensitive records with next of kin, executors, and medical professionals when determining acceptance into the program. 

After Passing

After an individual has been accepted into the Cumming School of Medicine's Body Donation Program, the executor or next of kin will be required to complete documents related to body donation. For convenience, we can send electronic copies or meet with the family at the Foothills Campus.